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Xebec by puckotred - Amati - Scale 1:60

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A new build so I have something to do while waiting for Vasa parts.


I ordered this from Maristella and apart from the excellent service Mr. Pavlovich offers I believe that they offer the best prices in Europe. 

My only regret is that I did not order one of Marisstellas own kits instead. But then again I have a reason saving up money for that in the future.


The Xebec is the smallest shipmodel I have had so far. But the rigging is something that I for some reason wanted to try out. And it will be like a practice before I go on with my Pinco Genovese that is more like a semi scratch build from Euromodel Como.


Here's the pics:




They updated the older kit from 1027 to 1427.




There are 4 sheets of plans. 3 and 4 are of the updates.




Instructions in Italian, but there is a paper included with the English translation.



Bits and pieces:






Ships boat:



Wood, Looks like good quality.



And we're underway!!!




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Hi Pucko.

Have seen this kit built before. Turns out to be a real eye catcher.

Following along with this one.

What's the wood quality like ?


Regards Antony.


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Ondras71: I hope I won't disappoint you :)


Antony: As far as I can see the quality is outstanding. I usually tend to get all the kits with lots of faults but this time I hit jackpot. Will post pics of material details later on.


Julie: You're welcome to follow along... ^_^



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Mr. Pucko, I was waiting for a built of this ship!

I'll pull up a chair, and watch it with very much interest to see it grow



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Thanks for dropping by Don Jane, Ron and Jan 


I was getting tired of ratlines actually...


This is how far I got yesterday:





The poop deck was a really bad fit, but I guess that the update is to blame. No biggie, just had to sand a little. And all misalignements will be covered by deck planks.






And now the facepalm; I was going to plank the deck this way:



But I forgot that and glued the deck in place. :huh:

To get the pattern above one really has to split the deck in two and plank each half seperately. Now, when the deck is there it's too much trouble to plank this way. Oh well, next time...


The Xebec will have a regular deck planking now...



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Tired of ratlines.....

Don't think Wasa was a wise choice for you..... :)


Why do you need to split the deck in two? Isn't there a way to do it while the deck is in place?

The curved planks are very distinctive, would be nice to have them that way, in stead of the basic straight planking....



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At least a year until Vasas ratlines (I hope) so no ratlines until then :)


First of all it's easier to do the curves with the deck on a worktable, second the poop deck is in the way.

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Nothing too exciting, Just deck planking getting underway.










It takes forever with all these grate openings on the deck.

And the false deck is smaller than it should be, so I have to glue on extentions so I can lay the planks all the way out to the hull.

Just want to be sure there's no empty spaces later on...


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It felt like it took ages, but now the deck planking is done. (Well, it was done right after I took the photo)




Now I can get underway with the hull:




Then I decided to clean up the deck and use a little Tungoil:








I think it turned out to be acceptable.




Planking on this model is quite easy. (Witch is nice since I suck big time at this.) 

Almost no tapering necessary...






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Hello Pucko, very nice looking build. I've been eyeing a couple xebec kits including this one. Hollowneck did a nice job on his and is in the gallery. Looks like you're doing a great job!


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